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Brewed by Baltika-Baku (Baltika-Carlsberg)
Style: Pale Lager
Xirdalan, Baku, Azerbaijan

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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The Azerbaijan Beer
Xirdalan - is a lager beer brewed according to traditional technology of especially selected varieties of malt and hops with azerbaijan water famous for its refined taste and purity. 11°


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2549) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2007
Sadly a lost-one and a funeral bought this beer to me. A wonderful family I now inherited obviously know my love of all things ’beer’ and out this came. So thanks to global engineering companies in Azerbaijan and thanks, dearly, to my wifes family. A few warnings, though, beckoned as I was offered this. It had a lot of congealed sediment on the bottom, for its age a risk I dare take, I swore I would taste it anyway - who ever died of a bad beer?
Into a tall stein as the night progressed back at my home. Is it unfiltered, conditioned in the bottle, because at this age it produced a cloudy yellow-straw with such furious, fine streams of carbonation raising a triumphant two to three inch crown up and out the stein. This held, it was remarkable, and it laced magnificently as it waned. Big grassy nose, fresh mown with some vegetal notes of broccoli and celery. The nose is also salty, a little fore-head sweat!, and musty ’barnyard’, but doesn’t disagree, doesn’t taint personally. It’s soft and creamy in the mouth, grainy - all pale, fresh cracked Pils malt, the dust of - and not too bad at all as it sinks into the depths. Sweet front, lightly pasty, a shallow tartness of sour malt and Perle like hops. Equates nicely amongst former Soviet states and the lagers they produce. Somehow earthy, gritty but not too much to make one content. The body so light it whisks with furore across the palate. Dusty, creamy, grainy swallow, zero for bitterness but so subtle it works finely into balance. Length is all milled pale malt with a sourish tang that manages to dry the palate voicing towards another. This could be awful, could be good, it’s just one of those beers you drink and like, and turn the brain off to. It’s not bad actually, so cheers to my wife’s uncle for this. (50cL, 08/01/05)

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Yves (2508) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2014
Shared with wim at bart’s place, thans to bart. Clear goldblond colored beer with medium white head and lots of carbonation. Herby malty aroma. Flat palate. Finish is herby sweet with some slight bitter hints.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
PriorL (2489) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
CAN at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles! APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: grains, watery, bad. TASTE: grains, watery, bad.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2484) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Straw color, the head does not last that long aroma of sweet apples taste of chocolate and the finish is pretty spicy not bad for a beer from some place i cant even say

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ThirstyBird (2013) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
Pours a super pale yellow with a small white head. The nose is corn, caramel, bread. The taste is as it smells. Light in body with light carbonation.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JefVerstraete (1967) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Can @ RBBSG, 2014. Thanks Benzai! Pale yellow colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet malty taste, corn and some grains. Bad.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
liinis (1667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2008
bottle in Baku airport. typical golden clear with white head. Surprisingly good indeed. nothong to differentiate it from others of it’s kind.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Pale, bland. Bland taste and aroma of corn. Not much else. At least I got this country out of the way! I won’t drink again unless I find myself in Azerbaijan.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ElManana (961) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG III. Country ticking. Pours light yellow, white head. Aroma of grains, sirupy. Taste is more sweetness, malts.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2010
500ml bottle at the National Philaharmonia Cafe in Baku 1. Apr.2010. Clear golden body. Hoppy aroma with notes of cheese. Sweet fruits and corn, with a hint of white pepper in the finish. Ok, but a bit uninteresting.


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